Scouting Tools To Build Accuracy, Efficiency, Value

Pest infestations cost farmers at least some measure of profit and productivity in virtually every crop. Predictive technology for key pests — discovering an infestation and being able to take action before productivity is lost — has been the goal of everyone in the industry.

But producing systems that fit seamlessly into the production system with demonstrable financial return has been elusive. But the market is quickly evolving, and embracing, new scouting technologies. Combining updates to tried and true pest monitoring devices with wireless connectivity, camera technology, solar and modern battery power, and ever improving algorithms and phenology is delivering real value and improving decision making for service providers and producers.